FaceTite in London
FaceTite skin tightening provides a powerful lifting effect to the lower face and jawline and also the neck area without any traditional surgical incisions associated with a facelift. Although it does not produce the results of a full facelift, FaceTite is an excellent treatment option that can deliver consistently impressive results that far exceed what you can achieve with non-invasive facial rejuvenation methods such as Ultherapy. FaceTite is offered at our London clinic at 106 Crawford Street in Marylebone.
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Trust a facial plastic surgeon
A facial plastic surgeon is trained to undertake aesthetic surgical procedures in the facial region. They are dedicated sub-specialists in all aspects of cosmetic surgery of the face. Compared with general plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons are inherently better trained to perform delicate facial procedures. The extra years of surgical training by facial specialists focused on the facial region results in an exceptionally high degree of skill.
Facelift-like results without surgery
FaceTite improves skin laxity in the face and neck through the use of radiofrequency energy. This involves inserting a fine handheld device beneath the skin, which emits heat, lifting the skin on the face. FaceTite is able to treat numerous areas of the face, including the double chin, jowls and any area of the face where there are fine lines and wrinkles. You may wish to combine FaceTite with liposuction, which will allow excess fat to be removed from beneath the chin. While this is a minimally invasive procedure, it is able to achieve results similar to more invasive cosmetic surgeries.
Benefits of FaceTite:
- Outpatient local anaesthetic procedure with no requirement for general anaesthesia
- Minimally invasive skin tightening with superior results to Ultherapy, Thermage and other non-invasive skin tightening treatments
- Achieve surgery-like results without the incisions or scars of traditional surgery
Why choose Centre for Surgery for your FaceTite procedure?
- Significant experience in FaceTite – our surgeons also combine Facetite with mini facelift as appropriate
- We own and manage our own surgical facilities. Properly performed FaceTite takes time and should not be rushed. Our surgeons perform a maximum of two FaceTite procedures in a day. We do not cram 5-6 procedures into one day like other providers. You want your surgeon to be well-rested and mentally and physically sharp to perform FaceTite which is a very demanding procedure to get the very best results.
Our clinic at 106 Crawford Street was recently inspected and rated as good across all 5 domains.
- Our surgeons live and work in London. We don’t work with ‘fly-in, fly-out’ surgeons from Italy. This is very important because whilst your surgeon takes all precautions to minimise complications, complications can and do occur and our surgeons are readily available to manage any issues if and when they arise.
Dr Omar Tillo
Ideal candidates for FaceTite
You will be a suitable candidate for this procedure if you are unhappy with the skin laxity on your jaw border and neck which is mild to moderate in nature and are wishing to have it tightened.
Patients who are in their 30s or early 40s and who have relatively mild aging changes in the lower face and neck may be better treated with Fotona 4D or TightSculpting which is a non-invasive laser treatment. Our practitioners have worked with the full range of devices and have found the Fotona laser platform to be excellent for effective non invasive facial rejuvenation. Fotona 4D and / or Tightsculpting is also ideal as a maintenance treatment after either a facelift or the FaceTite procedure.
For patients with moderate to severe skin laxity and with a significant loss of tone and elasticity in the lower face and neck, the best option would be full face and neck lift to address the significant aging effects. Our surgeons also offer short scar facelifts or mini facelifts under local anaesthesia at our London clinic. More extensive facelift surgery is performed under TIVA general anaesthesia at our day case facility.
In between these two ends of the treatment spectrum lies the ideal patients for FaceTite.
Prior to undergoing this procedure, you will be required to attend a consultation with one of our surgeons. They will be able to assess your face and neck and decide if you are a suitable candidate or whether you would be better suited for another procedure such as a facelift.
Morpheus8 & FaceTite combination treatment
Morpheus8 is the most exciting development in fractional radiofrequency microneedling. The Morpheus8 device is the latest generation of fractional RF microneedling with full control over needle depth adjustment and the level of energy delivered through the 24 precision microneedles. The FaceTite procedure is performed first for ‘inside-out’ skin tightening followed by the application of Morpheus8 for ‘outside-in’ skin tightening creating an impressive ‘thermal sandwich effect’.
The tiny pins of the morpheus8 device are able to penetrate deep enough into the skin to impart controlled thermal energy via the micropins to induce contraction of collagen and elastin. The Morpheus8 procedure does not require any incisions and there is no need for sutures. The procedure can be performed effectively with the prior application of topical local anaesthetic cream to permit a pain-free procedure.
On the day of your procedure you will be given oral sedation medication that will help you relax during the FaceTite treatment. The surgeon will precisely mark the treatment zones on your face. Next, the surgeon introduces a local anesthetic to the area where energy will be applied. This is done in a way that minimises discomfort. FaceTite is performed as a day procedure, so you will not need to stay overnight in the clinic.
The area being treated will be numb, so you will be unable to feel any pain or discomfort. Once the area is numbed, small incisions will be made under the chin and on either side of the face. The FaceTite device is then inserted beneath the skin. While this is occurring, you may feel some tugging and hear some ‘popping’ sounds, which is completely normal. This means the subcutaneous tissue is being heated. This will be undertaken on both sides of the face, as well as three areas of the chin. Once each area has been complete, liposuction may be undertaken to remove any excess fat and help to give extra definition to the jaw.
You can also combine FaceTite with Morpheus8, which is a minimally invasive skin tightening treatment which imparts thermal energy from ‘outside to inside’ resulting in a thermal sandwich effect when combined with FaceTite.
The excellent treatment efficacy of FaceTite can be explained by the design of the FaceTite cannula. The two probes are connected to a hand piece. One probe is inserted beneath the skin during the procedure adn the other probe lies outside the skin and glides on the skin surface helped by special conductive jelly. The surgeon brings the two ends together during treatment much like pinching together a pair of chopsticks. The bipolar radio frequency energy flows between the two probes as the cannulas is gently moved back and forth under the skin. Energy is accurate localised between the two probes to prevent inadvertent injury to nearby structures.
The FaceTite design is such that the surgeon can select a higher amount of energy to be safely delivered to the areas to be targeted as the system has numerous temperature sensors built in. This allows FaceTite to exceed the degree of tissue tightening compared with other systems available. The radiofrequency energy applied to the tissues has two key effects. Firstly the energy leads to a direct tightening of the dermal layer of the skin through the process of subdermal coagulation. Secondly FaceTite leads to a stimulation of the cells which produce core structural components of the skin including collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. These substances confer youthfulness and firmness to the skin.
Recovery after FaceTite
Following the procedure, it is normal to experience swelling, which may last for one week. During this period you may also experience tenderness in the neck. You may feel some numbness in the treated areas. This can often last for a few months. You may need to take two to five days off work. This timeframe will vary depending on the type of employment you undertake and how well you are responding during the recovery period. You will need to wear a compression garment for the first 48 hours following the FaceTite procedure. This will not only help to reduce swelling but will give extra support to the face and the neck. During the first 48 hours, you should avoid vigorous physical activities. You should also avoid wearing makeup while the compression garment is still on. You may notice some results straight away, however, over time the skin will continue to restrict and results will improve. Results will become more obvious after four months. Some people will notice an improvement in results for up to 18 months.
FaceTite before and after
One of our patients just four weeks after FaceTite radio frequency treatment under local anaesthesia. At such an early stage of healing, there is a significant change in the tone and tightness of the jaw border and neck. The treated areas will continue to tighten and improve over a 6 month period.
Potential side effects and risks of FaceTite
As with all cosmetic surgery procedures, there are risks and potential complications. FaceTite is no different. By choosing Centre for Surgery, you can be assured of having a highly experienced surgeon to carry out your procedure. You must make sure to follow the detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions to reduce the risk of any complications occurring. FaceTite is a minimally invasive procedure with a more favourable risk profile compared with traditional facelift surgery.
Side effects and risks of FaceTite:
- Bruising and swelling
- Altered sensory changes
- Injury to marginal mandibular nerve
- Anaesthetic risks
- Postoperative bleeding
- Surgical site infection
- Requirement for revision surgery
If something does not seem right following your procedure, please contact Centre for Surgery as soon as possible using the emergency contact number supplied to you on the day of your procedure.
Our aftercare programme was recently described as ‘outstanding’ by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission.
Our postoperative support team phone all our patients the day after their procedure and then every other day thereafter for the first two weeks. The proactive nature of our postoperative support gives every patient the best opportunity for a smooth postoperative recovery free of complications. In many cases if complications were to occur, their impact is markedly lessened by early detection, prompt clinical assessment and correct treatment. Where a patient expresses concern to our team over the phone, then we often call patients in the same day for assessment with one of our expert nursing team. Even if there is no significant issue, the careful explanation and calm reassurance provided by our team can help to alleviate any worries you may have experienced.
There are a number of factors which will determine the overall cost of the FaceTite RF procedure and the final quotation will be given after your face to face consultation with your specialist plastic surgeon.
- FaceTite alone or combined with submental liposuction
- Local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic or moderate sedation
- FaceTite performed after previous facelift surgery
Why not call 0207 993 4849 and speak to one of our expert patient coordinators who may be able to give you a rough costing prior to having a consultation for a FaceTite procedure.
Always remember that price should never be the determining factor when it comes to choosing your provider. We feel that safety and quality of service should be your number one priority and instilling in you the confidence that our team will look after you before, during and after your procedure to the best of their ability.
Spread the cost of your procedure
Centre for Surgery are fully approved to offer finance via our specialist finance partner, Chrysalis Finance.
You no longer need to use your savings to pay for your treatment – you can apply to spread the cost of your procedure with Chrysalis Finance using their simple 1,2,3 application to pay for your procedure.
Don’t wait until you have enough money for your treatment, apply today and (subject to status) pay for your procedure easily in monthly instalments, using one of their payment options.
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How to find us
Centre for Surgery is located at 106 Crawford Street in Marylebone. Crawford Street is just off Baker Street.
We are easily accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Baker Street as well as Baker Street underground station.
From the tube station, we are just a 5 minute walk southwards down Baker Street followed by a right turn onto Crawford Street. The clinic is about 200 yards on the left.
There is ample local pay & display parking in the surrounding area and an NCP car park is located further west along Crawford Street. Our local residential parking zone is the City of Westminster.
Address: 106 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 2HY
What are sagging jowls?Sagging jowls is a term used to describe the tissue laxity that develops along the lower border of the jawline. Jowl formation along the jawline is an inevitable part of the ageing process in many individuals and it is common to observe sagging jowls in this part of the face. There are a number of other factors which can contribute to the formation of sagging jowls including chronic sunlight exposure caused from being in the sun too much, tobacco smoking and hereditary factors.
Sagging jowls form when the skin begins to gradually lose firmness and elasticity caused by a reduction in the amount of collagen and elastin produced by dermal fibroblasts. The result is a reduction in jawline and facial definition and increased formation of lines and wrinkles which may lead individuals to have a resting facial expression that makes them look sad or upset.
Milder forms of sagging jowls can be effectively treated with medical grade skin care products, adoption of healthy lifestyle habits and ensuring regular application of sunscreen while in the sun to reduce sun damage. Moderate to severe degrees of sagging jowls require more invasive treatments such as Morpheus8, FaceTite or even a facelift procedure.
What is FaceTite?FaceTite is a minimally invasive procedure which uses radiofrequency energy to tighten and lift the skin on the face and the jowls. This will leave you with a more contoured jawline and a rejuvenated face.
What is the difference between FaceTite and a facelift?A facelift is a surgical procedure which involves incisions to make the skin on the face tighter.
FaceTite uses a small handheld device which is inserted beneath the skin. This works to remove excess fat and tighten the skin.
How is FaceTite performed?Before undergoing treatment, you will be given a local anaesthetic, which will numb the treatment area.
Next, small incisions will be made under the chin and either side of the face. The small handheld device will be inserted beneath the skin. The subcutaneous tissue will be heated in numerous areas. Once this is done, liposuction may be undertaken to remove any excess fat and give you extra definition.
Will FaceTite hurt?Before undergoing the procedure, a local anaesthetic will be injected into the treatment area. This will prevent you from feeling any pain during the procedure.
When the device is inserted, you may feel some tugging and you may hear noises, however, you will not feel pain.
Will I have to wear a compression garment?You will need to wear a compression garment for the first 48 hours. This will help to reduce any swelling, avoid fluid build up and keep your face and neck in the best shape possible.
How long will I need to take off work?You may need to take between two to five days off work. This will vary depending on what type of job you have and how well you are recovering.
When will I be able to notice the results?You will be able to notice some results immediately after the procedure. However, over time as the swelling goes down and the skin becomes tighter, results will become more visible. Results will be obvious by the four-month point. Some patients have found results will continue to improve for up to 18 months.
Can I combine FaceTite with other procedures?For more enhanced results, you may wish to combine FaceTite with other procedures such as a topical therapy therapy facelift or Fractora RF Microneedling.
What To Expect
If you are considering FaceTite, we would invite you to have a consultation with one of our surgeons for an in-depth assessment. A number of measurements are taken of the facial and neck area areas where FaceTite is to be performed and an assessment will be made of the soft tissue quality. Those who have good skin elasticity then you may be a good candidate for sub mental liposuction alone. Your surgeon has is skilled in all types of facial rejuvenation surgery including facelift surgery and the most appropriate choice will be made based on your physical examination. The surgeon will also give information on the location of the small incisions for the FaceTite procedure and also whether the procedure is to be combined with another procedure such as Morpheus8..
High-resolution photos will be taken and your surgeon may also use computer digital imaging. Your surgeon will take time to discuss the important risks and potential complications of FaceTite and what you can expect in the postoperative period.
The surgeon will also take a full medical history which includes previous operations, current list of medicines taken and any potential allergies. This information will be used to decide on your fitness for the FaceTite procedure. If you are deemed to be a suitable candidate for FaceTite then we would recommend to spend a period of time to reflect on all the information given. We always recommend a minimum of a '2 week cool off period' for to weigh up your options.
All our prospective patients are more than welcome to have as many follow-up consultations after their initial consultation to make sure you are fully empowered with all the information to make an informed decision for proceeding with FaceTite surgery at Centre for Surgery.
Crisalix 3D imaging
We will take time to listen to your needs and requirements and you you will receive a complementary 3D Crisalix scan to enhance your experience. You will be given a rough idea of guide prices at this stage. You can then be booked in to to see a surgeon of your choice based on their individual field of expertise.
At the surgical consultation, you will meet directly with the plastic surgeon. The surgeon will thoroughly assess you to determine your suitability and advise of the best options for you. Your surgeon will then explain how the procedure will work including our innovative ClearSleep™ anaesthesia technique for those who chose to be asleep for their procedure. You will receive your personalised quote the next working day from your patient coordinator.